A game between two top-ranked teams in college basketball scored Saturday’s biggest audience on cable.

ESPN’s telecast of Kansas at Kentucky led the day’s rankings in both adults 18-49 (1.0) and viewers (3.35 million). It was ESPN’s top-rated college basketball game of the season to date.

The rest of the Top 100 is mostly filled by repeats. Lifetime’s movie “Love by the 10th Date” drew a 0.4 and 1.19 million viewers. Cable premieres of “Ghostbusters” on Starz and “The Nice Guys” on HBO also each posted 0.4s.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 6:16 PM 3,348 1.0
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 2,647 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 2,530 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 2,532 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 2,492 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 2,492 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 2,207 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,423 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,880 0.6
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,158 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,858 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,191 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 2,132 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 2,122 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,987 0.5
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL L ESPN 6:09 PM 1,728 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 2,042 0.5
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,038 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 968 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,826 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 899 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,386 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:30 PM 889 0.4
MOVIE- LOM PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,185 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 979 0.4
NEW EDITION STORY, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 3:10 PM 1,103 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 PM 1,343 0.4
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 1,799 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 942 0.4
POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,548 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,584 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,015 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,683 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 866 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 864 0.4
FROZEN DISNEY JUNIOR 12:30 PM 1,449 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 848 0.4
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 1,188 0.4
NEW EDITION STORY, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 9:16 PM 996 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,568 0.4
JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 866 0.4
GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) STARZ PRIMARY 9:02 PM 941 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 982 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 845 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 963 0.4
NICE GUYS, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 1,183 0.4
NEW EDITION STORY, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 1:06 PM 944 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 5:00 PM 1,579 0.4
CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,007 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUN/UNICORN ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 797 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:00 PM 1,390 0.4
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 12:00 AM 1,025 0.4
NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 814 0.4
NEW ORLEANS RENO HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 1,579 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,500 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 3:00 PM 1,404 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 798 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 1,441 0.4
OFF THE AIR ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 721 0.3
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,228 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 783 0.3
THUNDERMANS NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,718 0.3
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 1:00 AM 931 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 1,409 0.3
HUNTER X HUNTER ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 779 0.3
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,466 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 1,262 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 1,009 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 922 0.3
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY JUNIOR 10:00 AM 1,425 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,421 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,063 0.3
LION GUARD DISNEY JUNIOR 10:30 AM 1,327 0.3
COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,440 0.3
COPS SPIKE TV 8:30 PM 1,099 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 AM 1,326 0.3
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,053 0.3
AMC MOVIE AMC 6:00 PM 1,105 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:00 PM 1,401 0.3
NEW EDITION STORY, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 7:14 PM 897 0.3
XAVIER:RENEGADE ANGEL ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 673 0.3
RIO THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,184 0.3
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 765 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 1,070 0.3
COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:31 PM 1,450 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 765 0.3
JAIL: BIG TEXAS SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 996 0.3
FULL HOUSE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 984 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 730 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 1,406 0.3
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:00 PM 851 0.3
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 6:00 PM 937 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 735 0.3
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:30 PM 812 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,445 0.3
NHL SUPERSKILLS COMP L NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 781 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 1,573 0.3
CHOPPED TOURNAMENT FOOD NETWORK 5:00 PM 1,021 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 792 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 996 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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